IT Strategies

Avaya Bankruptcy: Good or Bad for Customers?

Phil Edholm | January 23, 2017 |
Avaya should be better positioned to minimize impact to its existing base than Nortel had been years ago, but quick agreement with creditors is crucial.

Digital Transformation: Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse

Sponsored by AT&T | January 23, 2017 |
In this sponsored post, AT&T discusses how voice network transformation can enable your digital strategy.

Avaya's Six Billion Dollar Plan

Zeus Kerravala | January 20, 2017 |
Crippled Avaya needs to become better, stronger, faster -- just like TV's iconic bionic man.

Avaya Ends Speculation, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Beth Schultz | January 19, 2017 |
Looks to Chapter 11 restructuring as the way to position all businesses for future success, CEO says.

The Curious Case of Zang Office

Zeus Kerravala | January 19, 2017 |
The ability to resell a pure cloud solution managed by Zang is something that has been largely missing from Avaya partners' toolkits.

What the 'Cloud Model' Means for Enterprise Tech

Tom Nolle | January 18, 2017 |
As cloud providers evolve toward 'premises cloud' hosting, the old model of networking isn't just irrelevant, it's impossible.

States Continue Down Convergence Path

Howard Feingold | January 18, 2017 |
Aim to deliver lower costs, improved collaboration, and business alignment via unified statewide networks

Hybrid UC as Path to Vendor Lock-In

Brian Riggs | January 11, 2017 |
Enterprises rarely benefit from an inability to mix and match, and needing to get on-prem and cloud UC services from single vendor is no exception.

Take My Phone, Please

Dave Michels | January 09, 2017 |
Desk phones are here to stay, but do they have to be so dumb?

Top 5 Picks in a Year of Communications Richness

Andrew Prokop | January 09, 2017 |
Whether the rise of comms APIs or the slow demise of Avaya, 2016 didn't disappointment with technologies to watch and developments to track.

Why Real-Time Comms Needs a 'Third Network'

Gary Audin | January 06, 2017 |
Following the cloud model, network services need to evolve so they can support rapid service allocation and activation.

'A' is for Architecture -- Enterprise Communications Architecture, That Is

Marty Parker | January 03, 2017 |
Time may be at hand for a rethink of your enterprise communications architecture -- and here's why.

The Ghosts in Our Icons

Dave Michels | December 29, 2016 |
The icons of our modern world sometimes make sense.

Is NaaS the End of Networking, or the Beginning?

Tom Nolle | December 27, 2016 |
With the right technology choices and likely neutrality changes, enterprise network teams should soon be able to focus on building connection services, not networks.

All I Want for Christmas...

Matt Brunk | December 23, 2016 |
For schools undergoing technology refreshes, every little bit helps.

Verifying Resilience

Terry Slattery | December 22, 2016 |
How do you know that your network is resilient to failures? If you don’t test, you really don’t know.

Avaya Engage Dubai Delights with Innovation

Blair Pleasant | December 21, 2016 |
We’re starting to see a new Avaya as it evolves from technology-centric to a user experience focus.

2017 UC Outlook: The Platform Trend Continues

Irwin Lazar | December 21, 2016 |
UC leaders that proactively plan for growing use of APIs and cPaaS in 2017 will also find themselves better positioned to support digital transformation plans.

Okay, Mitel -- Now What's Your Next Move?

Zeus Kerravala | December 19, 2016 |
Mitel's divestiture of its mobile business, announced today, puts the company in a better position to make other acquisitions in the future.

Mavenir, We Hardly Knew You

Michael Finneran | December 19, 2016 |
As Mitel divests mobile division to keep the focus on UC&C, 'adjacencies' or 'gambits' like Mavenir are out.


May 31, 2017

In the days of old, people in suits used to meet at a boardroom table to update each other on their work. Including a remote colleague meant setting a conference phone on the table for in-person pa

April 19, 2017

Now more than ever, enterprise contact centers have a unique opportunity to lead the way towards complete, digital transformation. Moving your contact center to the cloud is a starting point, quick

April 5, 2017

Its no secret that the cloud offers significant benefits to enterprises - including cost reduction, scalability, higher efficiency, and more flexibility. If your phone system and contact center are

June 9, 2017
If you think telecom expense management applies to nothing more than business phone lines, think again. Hyoun Park, founder and principal investigator with technology advisory Amalgam Insights, tells ....
June 2, 2017
Enterprises strategizing on mobility today, including for internal collaboration, don't have the luxury of learning as they go. Tony Rizzo, enterprise mobility specialist with Blue Hill Research, expl....
May 24, 2017
Mark Winther, head of IDC's global telecom consulting practice, gives us his take on how CPaaS providers evolve beyond the basic building blocks and address maturing enterprise needs.
May 18, 2017
Diane Myers, senior research director at IHS Markit, walks us through her 2017 UC-as-a-service report... and shares what might be to come in 2018.
April 28, 2017
Change isn't easy, but it is necessary. Tune in for advice and perspective from Zeus Kerravala, co-author of a "Digital Transformation for Dummies" special edition.
April 20, 2017
Robin Gareiss, president of Nemertes Research, shares insight gleaned from the firm's 12th annual UCC Total Cost of Operations study.
March 23, 2017
Tim Banting, of Current Analysis, gives us a peek into what the next three years will bring in advance of his Enterprise Connect session exploring the question: Will there be a new model for enterpris....
March 15, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, discusses the evolving role of the all-important session border controller.
March 9, 2017
Organizer Alan Quayle gives us the lowdown on programmable communications and all you need to know about participating in this pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon.
March 3, 2017
From protecting against new vulnerabilities to keeping security assessments up to date, security consultant Mark Collier shares tips on how best to protect your UC systems.
February 24, 2017
UC analyst Blair Pleasant sorts through the myriad cloud architectural models underlying UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, and explains why knowing the differences matter.
February 17, 2017
From the most basics of basics to the hidden gotchas, UC consultant Melissa Swartz helps demystify the complex world of SIP trunking.
February 7, 2017
UC&C consultant Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC, shares pointers for making the right architectural choices for your Skype for Business deployment.
February 1, 2017
Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares a status report on the UCaaS market today and offers her perspective on what large enterprises need before committing to UC in the cloud.
January 26, 2017
Andrew Davis, co-founder of Wainhouse Research and chair of the Video track at Enterprise Connect 2017, sorts through the myriad cloud video service options and shares how to tell if your choice is en....
January 23, 2017
Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center/Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2017, tells us what we need to know about the role cloud software is playing in contact centers today.